There are times when you realize how much some people sacrifice to help others. If you want a little inspiration, or you love basketball, then find The Street Stops Here. You can order it or watch it via Youtube.
This is the story of Bob Hurley Sr. who coached a small inner-city Catholic high school (that survived donation to donation) and turned it into the most successful basketball program in history. He won around two dozen championships and produced more college and professional players than probably anyone else has.
The kids he coached were from the street. They grew up surrounded by drug dealers, gun violence, and the homeless. Yet, over decades, only one of his kids didn’t graduate. Some kids didn’t have a family, others rode a train each day for an hour just to get to the school. There is a level of dedication by both coach and players exhibited here that is rare.
If you think the school is a big fancy place, think again. It is an an old run down building where everyone foregoes better pay elsewhere to help the kids at the bottom of society. The school doesn’t have a court of its own or a weight room etc. The success is born of hard work and sweat. A lesson to us all. This movie is an easy 5/5 on the rating scale.